Ode to the button-holer:
The first time I ever made button holes was 'free hand'. I just used a tight zig-zag stitch and stitched the basic shape of a button hole. Today I learned how to use my button-holer. (Thank you You-Tube) Comical to all people who have been using this nifty tool for quite awhile, I'm sure, but awesome to me. I must have made 25 or 30 practice button holes with it just to get the feel for it and understand exactly how it worked. It is very cool. To those of you who haven't ever used one, I say go for it. It's ever so much fun and easy to do. The button holes come out soooo much more uniform and stronger too.
I put the button holes in this apron 'free hand'.
I used the button-holer on this dress I made for Camryn.